Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre , Asaba, Delta State have declared their support for the three-day warning strike to be embarked upon by the state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association .
The doctors under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors , Asaba FMC branch, told journalists that they would be joining the warning strike which begins on Monday, July 27, in solidarity with their colleagues under the state employment.
Some of the grievances which are COVID-19 related, include the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment and lack of funding of tertiary institutions needed to manage and curtail the ravaging pandemic.
Addressing a press conference, the president of the Association of Resident Doctors, Asaba FMC branch, Dr. Nwabunor Osifo insisted that whatever affects their colleagues in the state NMA also affects them.
Osifo further said failure on the part of government to pay the promised COVID-19 hazard inducement allowance and tax rebate to the front line health workers, were also part of their grievances.
He clarified that doctors on duty at COVID-19 isolation centres were exempted from participating in the 3-day warning strike.